Dana began his career with Bethesda in 1996 and has served in several roles including President of the real estate division, Chairman of the Board of Bethesda Ministries, Bethesda Associates, Bethesda Foundation and Bethesda Board of Directors. Dana is a native of Colorado and resides in Monument, Colorado. His passion and commitment to seniors and the community in which he lives is very important to him. When asked why he chose senior living, Dana states, “Caring for seniors is a genuine calling, and we’re always thinking about how we are serving our residents, and how we can do it better. We’re working hard to make their time with us special.” Dana graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and has served as CEO for Bethesda since 2007.
Rick joined Bethesda Senior Living Communities in 2004 and has invested 35 years in the senior living industry in various roles of leadership. Rick has an under graduate degree in Finance and Business from Missouri State University and a Master’s degree in Gerontology and Health Service Management from Webster University in St. Louis. He has worked in both skilled and assisted living administration and served as Senior Vice President of Operations for a skilled nursing operator in the Midwest for 12 years before coming to BSLC. Starting out as a nurse aide when he was in high school, Rick fell in love with seniors and how every day is unique. Faith-based service means showing compassion to all those that we serve including residents, family members and staff.
Nathan’s career in finance started in auditing with a public CPA firm, and joined Bethesda in 1998 as Controller, becoming the Chief Financial Officer in 2007. His work experience and current role includes overseeing financial reporting, accounting, debt financing, internal controls, investment management, cash flow planning, budgeting, tax reporting, and financial strategy, as well as a collaborative role in managing our retirement plan, benefits strategies, and insurance needs. He thoroughly enjoys supporting the growth of Bethesda Senior Living Communities. He joined Bethesda’s Board of Directors in 2007, and has maintained an active CPA license in Colorado since 1994.
Josh began working in senior living in 2006 after finding a calling in providing service to seniors. He managed communities ranging from 24 residents to 300 residents and served in executive roles including; Operations Specialist, Regional Vice President, Professional Development Manager, Vice President of Strategy and Development, and currently Senior Vice President of Strategy and Revenue. He earned a degree in Economics, an Advanced Certificate in Gerontology, an Advanced Certificate in Senior Living Management, and an Advanced Certificate in Commercial Development. Josh’s belief in leadership starts with breaking the norm. It is a belief that leaders take the traditional leadership model and turn it upside down; instead of the people working to serve the leader, the leader works to serve the people.
Brittney has been a Registered Nurse since 1995, and has been with BSLC since 2009. The first 10 years was spent as the Health Services Director at our Kansas City Community. She has also been a mentor for the Health Services department for the past 8 years was a Regional Director of Health Services for three years. She loves the day to day caring of her residents but has fallen in love with the relationships that are made with residents, family and staff. Brittney considers it an honor to be a part of a team that focuses on enriching the lives of our seniors.
Kris began working in the senior living industry in 2007 and joined Bethesda Senior Living in 2018. She has held positions as a Community Sales Director, Business Development Director, and Regional Director of Sales and Marketing. It gives Kris a sense of fulfillment to serve community team members and senior adults as she considers them one of the most under-served populations. Kris believes that everyone deserves kindness and compassion and lives by the motto, “If you aren’t serving a senior, serve someone who is.”
Since 1984, Bryan has worked in the construction and maintenance industry, including roles as; Project Manager, Estimator, Project Superintendent, and business owner. Bryan currently holds a Colorado Masters Electrical License and a Colorado Journeymen Electrical License. Bryan has worked with the Bethesda team since 2004 and has a great understanding of residential and commercial construction projects. Bryan oversees maintenance and construction projects from the planning stage to finish and specializes in preventive maintenance logistics of building operating systems. Bryan has a passion for creating comfortable, warm, and inviting senior living communities that benefit the residents and the team.
Christi has over 30 years of senior level management experience in business operations, with 18 years focused on leading the Human Resources function. She joined the Bethesda team in 2014 as the Executive Director of Human Resources. Today, as the Vice President of Human Resources, she provides executive level leadership to the organization’s HR operations. Christi is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and she earned her certification as a Senior Certified Professional in 2017. She considers it a blessing to work with a team who strives daily to honor our servant core values.
Austin joined Bethesda Senior Living in 2019 as Bethesda’s in-house legal counsel and now leads the Legal Services and Risk Management department. He received a bachelor’s degree in business leadership from the University of Dallas and a juris doctor degree from the University of Colorado Law School. He has been a practicing attorney since 2017. Austin is thankful to work with a group of people dedicated to the call to serve seniors. He believes that, “Bethesda exists to lift our seniors up – to lift them through Christ-like humility and compassion and devotion – that they might enjoy a rewarding and blessed life.”
Steve brings over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Operational Management. He gravitated to senior living because he loves knowing that the technology he and his team provides is enhancing the lives of our residents and making a difference to them and their families. While he would like the opportunity to have more daily interaction with the residents, he realizes the IT services provided are invaluable to not only the residents but the staff as well. Steve believes that Bethesda Senior Living’s mission of enriching the lives of seniors by sharing God’s love through advocacy, respect and ethical business practices and the benevolent approach to giving back is the best part about his position at BSLC.
Andrew began his career with Bethesda Senior Living Communities in April 2003 as a Marketing Director at The Gardens in Springfield, Missouri. Four years later, he received a Missouri Nursing Home Administrator’s license and was promoted to Executive Director. In October 2013, Andrew moved into the position of Regional Director of Operations. Prior to joining the BSLC team, he completed a degree in Entertainment Management at Missouri State University. Andrew has been blessed by the many opportunities given by BSLC to serve our senior adults. He has also enjoyed nurturing and enriching the lives of his team.
Bill began his career in the senior care industry in 1998 as a Food and Beverage Director. At the time, he wanted to remove himself from the restaurant industry and had no particular interest in working with seniors, which means the decision to take a job in the senior care field was for selfish reasons. After a few years, his daughter asked if he had found his niche. Bill's answer was a resounding yes, and after some reflection, he felt like he had wasted 20 years of my life not caring for seniors. Now he is doing what he loves! Bill has served as Executive Director of The Gardens at Barry Road in Kansas City, Missouri, and currently provides operational oversight to a team of Executive Directors.
Kristen became a part of the Bethesda Senior Living Community family in 2000 as the Director of Sales and Marketing. She was promoted into the Executive Director role, where she spent the bulk of her career. Kristen was once again promoted and now oversees our Mentorship Program. Kristen first started in the senior living industry because of her deep passion for helping others, especially seniors. With eight years of experience in long-term care, experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, a degree in Gerontology, and a Master’s in Business Administration, Kristen’s education, selfless service, and commitment to BSLC’s faith-based service are part of her daily life.
Tommy was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on a big farm enjoying and appreciating hard work with my family. Tommy is married to a wonderful woman named April. They are blessed with a daughter and son, their spouses and five life-changing grandchildren. His goal is simple - to passionately apply his gifts, skills, and experiences to all aspects of life. Tommy states, “I think my fondness for seniors was born out of the much-appreciated relationship I enjoyed with my own grandparents. I have witnessed the beauty and challenges of the aging process. My calling is to provide leadership within an organization dedicated to helping seniors and their families. I love what I do!”
Raleigh is a Colorado native. She obtained her degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Colorado. She has worked in the restaurant industry, senior care, and private education; gaining her certifications in safety and compliance. Following a corporate opportunity at a local major airline facility, she returned to senior living. Raleigh is uniquely qualified to provide a tailored program for seniors, delivered with compassion and concern for health and well-being. In her time off, Raleigh loves spending time with her two children and two dogs. She is active in her ongoing faith journey and enjoys hiking, yoga, gardening and travel.
Ask Lauren Scherer what she is passionate about, and her answer will include “Service to others!” An advocate for older adults, Lauren began serving seniors over 30 years ago as the Director of Activities in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Through the years, she has been instrumental in opening three Memory Care Communities. She has enhanced the lives of hundreds of elders through excellence in Life Enrichment Programs, and she has worked as a Senior Living Counselor, helping older adults find housing opportunities to meet their lifestyle needs. “What more can I do?” is not just an idea, but her way of life.
Falisha has been part of the senior living industry for over 20 years. Her senior living journey started right out of high school when she began working as the concierge at a local community. As an eager 17-year-old, she had the opportunity to move up and hold several different roles along the way but she eventually found a home in sales. Although Falisha ventured away from senior living for a short time, she realized her passion is helping others and is blessed to find a career that allows her to do that every day.
Alycia has been passionately serving Seniors since 2005 and joined Bethesda Senior Living in 2022. Before leading her team, Alycia held positions as an Executive Director and senior positions in Sales and Marketing. Alycia holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Gerontology and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Daily, Alycia looks forward to supporting her team by being a solution for families in need and creating a lasting impact in the community. Alycia believes that working in senior living is a calling, and to be successful in this industry, the first step is to fall in love with your calling.
Tony has served in healthcare maintenance since 2009. He began his journey with Bethesda Senior Living Communities as Maintenance Director at Bethesda Gardens Frisco in 2016. In addition to being Maintenance Director, he has also been a peer mentor for new employees since 2018. Tony has also held the position of Chairman of MDAC (Maintenance Direct Advisory Committee) and Chairman of the Frisco Community Safety Committee. Tony states, “I enjoy coming to work every day because it allows me to serve senior adults by creating a safe and healthy environment.” He also likes working for a company that promotes a culture of respect, courtesy, and caring.
Bryan is the Regional Director of Maintenance Operations for the Arizona Region. Bryan has worked in long-term care since 2006. He began as a maintenance assistant in Colorado Springs, Colorado and quickly worked his way up to maintenance director. Bryan continued to grow professionally and became senior maintenance director and then regional property manager of Colorado and Arizona. Bryan relocated to Phoenix in 2020 from Colorado Springs. He is very passionate about caring for residents and about following the fire and life safety codes. Bryan Is committed to making Bethesda Senior Living the best senior living communities in Arizona.
Trudi joined Bethesda in 2014 as a Maintenance Assistant at the BSLC community in Loveland, Colorado. She was promoted to Maintenance Director in 2017 and was then promoted to Area Maintenance Director. She is currently serving as the Regional Director of Maintenance Operations for the Colorado region.
Trudi enjoys working in communities to ensure Bethesda’s high standards of safety and comfort are met for the residents. She also enjoys getting to know them and says, “I find them very interesting and wonderful people who still have a lot to offer in the way of knowledge from all of their life experiences”.
Paul began his journey in senior healthcare in 1992 as a maintenance technician. Shortly after, he became the manager of facilities maintenance and environmental services and has served in that role ever since. Additionally, Paul has FEMA certifications in emergency management and crisis resolution, non-violent crisis intervention training, and is an AFE Certified Professional Maintenance Manager. Paul is an Eden Alternative Associate Trainer and was a trainer for the Trinity Health Sanctuary program introducing elements of culture change in long-term care communities. Paul believes that working in senior care is a calling and looks forward to continuing his journey with Bethesda to serve the senior population.
David began his career as a CNA and in 2002 earned his Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at Colorado State University Pueblo. He has been in the medical field since 1997, with the majority of that time being dedicated to the service of the senior population. Prior to joining the Bethesda team, David served as a Health and Wellness Director in a community in Colorado Springs, Colorado. David's parents were both RNs and he credits them with instilling the passion to serve others and the ability to appreciate that each interaction with residents, families, and peers presents the opportunity to learn and grow.
Devan has been a nurse since 2006 and has a very diverse nursing background. Since 1998, Devan has worked in senior living where she has provided clinical support to our residents. She is passionate about the quality of care provided to seniors. Devan has always exhibited a high quality of professionalism with residents and colleagues. She joined Bethesda in 2023 and looks forward to serving seniors with our team for a very long time.
Kevin has practiced as a Registered Nurse since 1999. His primary area of specialty includes acute inpatient rehabilitation; specifically concentrated in post-stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, major multiple trauma, progressive neurological disorders, and catastrophic work injury case management. He has over 15 years of clinical consulting experience across the continuum of care in sub-acute, assisted living, skilled/long-term care, rehabilitation, and memory care.